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Airport Garden Helps Feed its Community

Here’s a first-rate story that wonderfully illustrates and reminds us that airports aren’t simply locations to fly inside and out from.

Each airport additionally performs many roles in the local community.

Some airports accumulate loose exchange from vacationers and ship it along to local charities. Others organize programs that gather perfectly good unsold packaged food items from airport carriers and bypass them alongside to local meals banks.

And in view that 1997 Canada’s Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG) has been hosting a Harvest Garden that grows thousands of kilos of greens each 12 months for local meals banks.

And the airport just shared that remaining week greater than five,000 pounds of potatoes, beets, carrots, and onions had been pulled from the airport’s Harvest Garden and donated to Harvest Manitoba. The non-earnings sends the greens out to 325 meals banks and companies within the province.

Pretty impressive, right?

More stunning, since the Harvest Garden commenced in 1997, the airport has donated 72,270 pounds of veggies. That’s sufficient food to help offer a meal to one hundred,000 families in want.

According to the Winnipeg Airports Authority, which operates YWG, over the past 25 years, the airport garden has grown from some rows in length to 4,000 rectangular feet. And personnel from nearly every branch across the business enterprise pitch in every summer to help seed, weed, and harvest the lawn.

Have a superb community tale to share about your airport? Let us realize.

We all scream for ice-cream

July is National Ice-Cream Month

July is National Ice-Cream Month and Sunday turned into National Ice Cream Day.

And whilst no person honestly wishes a unique motive to enjoy ice cream when journeying, right here’s how some airports and airways marked National Ice Cream Day. Plus a few bonus ice cream images from the National Archives.

Boys eating ice cream. Courtesy National Archives

“People were ingesting and making ice cream innovations considering that bloodless storage have become greater commercially low cost,” the National Archives reminds us. “Early founders George Washington and Thomas Jefferson frequently loved ice cream, and it became a featured dessert at James Madison’s inauguration ball in 1813.”

Ice cream-related inventions have proliferated over the years, “as ice cream manufacturers and different dairy organizations continuously tinkered with new innovations to help mix, freeze, save, and shipping ice cream while keeping its taste and temperature perfect for the marketplace.”

Virtual wait-lists for airport eating

You’ve no doubt heard or study memories approximately how crowded airports are proper now and the lengthy traces at safety checkpoints, and at airport espresso shops and restaurants.

Some airports have created virtual reservation structures for checkpoint times.

Now HMSHost, which operates meals and beverage stores at extra than one hundred twenty airports, is the use of era to ease the hassle of sitting down for an airport meal.

The employer is partnering with eating place platform OpenTable to strength digital waitlists at over a dozen HMSHost airport restaurant places in 7 airports national. 

At participating restaurants, visitors can be part of the waitlist on line through QR Codes or in character with the host. Diners might be notified via SMS textual content message whilst their table is prepared.

Up subsequent, the partnership will permit reservations in advance, with the goal or making airport dining part of the journey reserving technique. 

HMSHost restaurants presenting OpenTable reservations encompass:

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Summer House Santa Monica

1897 Market

Denver International Airport

Denver Chophouse

Great Divide Brewing

John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Hangar 815

Las Vegas: Harry Reid International Airport

California Pizza Kitchen


Jose Cuervo Tequileria

Las Vegas Chophouse & Brewery 

PGA Tour Grill

Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Los Angeles: LAX International Airport

Point the Way Café

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport


St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Mike Shannon’s Grill

Restaurant Week at ORD & Midway Airports

Chicago Restaurant Week is underway now via April four, with special events and a extensive kind of prix fixe menus supplied in the course of the city.

The food festival extends to Chicago’s airports.

Restaurants at each O’Hare and Midway Airports are offering special meal and drink pairings and there are chef demos and unique events as nicely.

The airports are also sharing recipes and celebrating iconic dishes with quick motion pictures all week.

Here’s a sampling.

PHL Celebrates National Cheesesteak Day

The food festival team at Stuck at The Airport perks up while airports arrange events round food.

So we’re searching forward to Philadelphia International Airport‘s (PHL) week-lengthy birthday party of National Cheesesteak Day (March 24) from March 21 to March 25.

The cheesesteak birthday party menu consists of special events and freebies. There will also be cheesesteaks and cheesesteak-stimulated objects at extra than a dozen airport eateries.

Here’s the rundown:

Cheesesteak Tasting Panel

March 22, noon-1 p.m., Chickie’s & Pete’s, D/E Connector

Four panelists, such as Philadelphia Eagles’ fan favorite and Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins, will pattern gadgets from Chickie’s & Pete’s cheesesteak menu. While they eat, they’ll chat all matters Philly: cheesesteaks, soccer, and greater. The event highlights can be shared on PHL Food & Shops’ social media and internet site at PHLfoodandshops.com.

Cheesesteak Tour

March 21-25

Interactive excursion maps, with QR codes, are displayed all through the airport highlighting thirteen PHL Food & Shops eating places imparting cheesesteaks or cheesesteak-related items.

Delivery of Free Pretzel Factory Mini Cheesesteaks

March 21-25

Want unfastened cheesesteak pretzel rivets?

Place a delivery order with the Grab app or thru orderatphl.com throughout transport hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m).

Use the key-word “Cheesesteak” inside the order notes and you’ll get a free order of cheesesteak pretzel rivets from Philly Pretzel Factory.

If you’re lucky, PHL Food & Shops’ transport robotic, Jawnbot, will supply the order.